Activities at White Birch Lodge

The magic of White Birch Lodge:  whether you want a relaxing vacation or an active adventure, there’s an opportunity for either at every point in the day!

Powersports Package

Purchase the Power Sports Package and you will have access to water skiing and tubing all week long! Learn to ski or wakeboard or take your skills to the next level behind one of our MasterCraft boats! Learn more about WBL watersports here.

Kayak and Stand-up Paddleboard

Enjoy a quiet paddle exploring Elk Lake aboard a kayak, a canoe, or one of our stand-up paddle boards.

Tubing Sports Package

Purchase the Tubing Sports Package and you will have access to tube rides all week long! Kids’ favorite: TUBING & the Banana Boat! We pull tube rides every afternoon for kids and parents. Learn more about the WBL Tubing Sports Package here.

Private Beach

Toys, Floats, Lounge! This may go without saying, but our guests love being able to relax by the beach while the kids are supervised and entertained. We have plenty of kids beach toys and comfortable lounge chairs by the beach, as well as rafts to lay and play on in the water and soak up the sun!


Our guests have free access to our range of Cruiser bikes. It’s an easy 5 minute bike ride to the local grocery store, or a safe, 15 minute ride to downtown Elk Rapids. Hop on the bikes and cruise into town for an ice cream at Peddlers!


Enjoy some peace and quiet while you are on vacation. There are lots of quiet relaxing spots to enjoy views of Elk Lake. Enjoy a book on the Overlook Deck, in the Grove or on the Grassy Knoll


We have two full-size tennis courts on the property for guests to challenge each other in tennis matches. We also have a shuffleboard court and bocce ball set up right by the dining hall, with beautiful views of the lake. You can get a crew together for a beach volleyball game, or go to the basketball court to practice your jump-shot for the Staff vs. Guest Basketball game!


Twice weekly, loosen up with morning yoga classes. Taught by a local instructor. The classes are for all levels on the calming shores of Elk Lake.


Elk Lake offers beautiful sailing conditions with a nice breezes and spectacular views. You can sail our smaller Butterfly sailboats.

Evening Activities

A few nights a week the staff will host an activity for guests, adults and kids!


Guests and Staff join in on the fun together on Monday Nights! Hosted at the Rec. Hall, Sports Night includes a much-anticipated adult guests vs. staff basketball game, kids soccer or kickball, bocce ball, volleyball, various yard games and supervised kids activity.


Adults and Kids dine separately on Wednesday night. This is a fun night for the adults to dress up and enjoy a more mature dinner menu. Adults and Parents can enjoy a meal without kids and relax knowing they are enjoying a supervised BBQ at the Rec. Hall with our attentive staff.


The Thursday night “Ski Show” will thrill and entertain guests!  Each year the staff writes, directs and performs a variety of beach and water acts to show you their skills showcased as our staff directors MC you through the evening. (Check out this video for a teaser…)


The end of the week is always bitter sweet! We like to send our guests back into the real world with full stomachs and fuller hearts. Enjoy the last night of vacation with a laid back BBQ on the beach. A proper end of vacation send off!

We should also mention, we offer free high-speed WiFi for those who have to check in on their laptop.  Guests work and read from beautiful shaded beachfront decks or from a picnic table in our tree grove.